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Old 05-17-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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Steering wheel/Brake pedal cluck

Hello Fellow Ram lovers. Could not find this on here but got a question about my 2004 ram 1500 reg cab laramie truck. I replaced all the balljoints and tire rod end both inner and outer and for awhile i have had this slight clunk in my steering wheel and i can slightly feel it in my brake pedal. It does not do it all the time. Was wondering who else has had this issue and what the fix is. Dont feel like spending 1000.00 bucks on a new steering colum.

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Old 05-17-2017, 09:13 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Have you checked your hubs? It usually causes more wandering than a clunk. How many miles?
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When is the clunk happening?
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Have you put a jack under it and pulled on the wheels and checkedfor play ? Maybe axel shafts ?
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Old 05-18-2017, 05:18 AM   #5
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The upper control arm, lower ball joints, outer tie rod ends, rack and pinion with inner tie rod ends, and hubs have all been replaced. They were all worn out and the hubs were grinding. The truck has `150,000 miles on it. It happens at various times. when starting and stopping is when I notice it most of the time. It does not do it every time. I have read in other places that people have had problems with the steering wheel column shaft. It is a 2 wheel drive also.
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Could be a brake pad shifting. Try and see if you can make it do it by trying diff things. Turn wheel and accel, stop forward then go to reverse and see if it does it things like that. Unless we know kinda how/when it happens won't know where to point you too
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Have you checked the brake caliper and caliper bracket bolts ?
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Yes I did check the caliper bolts. That was the first thing I thought it would be. Also it does happen just driving down the road. It is not the brake pad shifting I check those. This weekend I have to do the Thermostat housing gasket so while working I am going to make sure all the steering column bolts are nice and tight. Would worn out swaybar bushings cause any of this? When I do my brakes im going to replace the swaybar bushings.
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Don't forget the ebrake has shoes that can make noise.
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Sway bar links and sway bar bushings can do this
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